On Feb. 24, kids at Black Fox Elementary School in Murfreesboro will be doing something special for the hearts of other kids – and their own.
They will be holding the 22nd annual Jump Rope For Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association.
Since 1990, the school has raised more than $175,000 through the program. Nearly all 800 students at the school are expected to participate in the event, enjoying various activities ranging from jumping rope to dancing.
It is an all-day event, with each grade participating for 45 minutes. The day starts at 8:15 a.m., with a break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and continues until 2:15 p.m.
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national education and fundraising events sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
These events engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.
For more information, visit www.heart.org/jump.